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  • An Alternative History of Britainby Timothy Venning

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Timothy Venning's exploration of the alternative paths that British history might easily have taken moves on to the Wars of the Roses. What if Richard of York had not given battle in vain? How would a victory for Warwick the Kingmaker at the Battle of Barnet changed the course of the struggle for power? What if the Princes had escaped from the... more...

  • King Stephenby R. H. C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    This well-known text, was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies ."  Though written in the form of a biography, this seminal study discusses the significant social, governmental and religious developments. more...

  • The Demon's Broodby Desmond Seward

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family - from Henry II, to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to deposition and another was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the National Myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research,... more...

  • National 4 & 5 History: Changing Britain 1760-1900by John Kerr

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 19.18

    Provides comprehensive coverage of this topic option for the new National 4 & 5 syllabus. The National 4 & 5 History series from Hodder Gibson offers six individual textbooks aimed at the most popular options for the new SQA syllabus, to be examined from 2014 onwards. Like all titles in the series, Changing Britain 1760-1900 gives a brief synopsis... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066by A E Redgate

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons to poems, and other evidence to demonstrate the centrality of Christianity and the Church in Britain 800-1066. It delineates their contributions... more...

  • Later Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)by Stephen Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Later Roman Britain , first published in 1980, charts the end of Roman rule in Britain and gives an overall impression of the beginning of the so-called ?Dark Ages? of British history, the transitional period which saw the breakdown of Roman administration and the beginnings of Saxon settlement. Stephen Johnson traces the flourishing of Romano-British... more...

  • The British Imperial Century, 1815?1914by Timothy H. Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 21.99

    Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment... more...

  • The Norman Conquestby Hugh M. Thomas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 20.99

    Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From the perspective of a modern social historian, Hugh M. Thomas considers the conquest's wide-ranging impact by taking a fresh look at such... more...

  • The British Empireby Philippa Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been... more...

  • Ruling England, 1042-1217by Richard Huscroft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom... more...